Report: 49ers, DeForest Buckner ‘far apart’ on long-term contract
The San Francisco 49ers do not appear to be getting anywhere in contract talks with one of their star defensive players.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the 49ers and defensive lineman DeForest Buckner are “far apart” in long-term contract talks.
The #49ers and star DL DeForest Buckner have had contract negotations for a long-term deal but are far apart, source said. Agent Chafie Fields talked with SF brass in the last few days, but there is no deal in sight. They picked up his option last week and is a priority for them.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 6, 2019
Buckner is signed through 2020 after the 49ers picked up his fifth-year option in April. If he posts another season like he did in 2018, he will be underpaid, as he posted 12 sacks in 2018, doubling his previous career high in the process.